This well-researched book is a compelling tale of a sociologist's research into corruption at all levels of American politics. Starting with a very well-told story of Seattle corruption, the narrator slowly builds a case of how this corruption flows upwards. Recommended for anyone interested in politics.
Although this book was published decades ago the message is still valid. He dissects the Seattle political scene at the time and shows the pervasiveness of petty (and not so petty) corruption. This book can be translated to today's congress. A must read.